"Saturday Night Live" is welcoming back one of its biggest stars. Adam Sandler is returning to Studio 8H to host for the first time ever on May 4.
Sandler joined "SNL" in 1990 as a writer and became a featured player the following year. He became a breakout star, with memorable characters like He soon became a breakout star with characters like Opera Man and Cajun Man and tunes like "The Chanukah Song."
He and Chris Farley were fired in 1995 after a low-rated season. Several other cast members quit or were let go at the same time. Rumors spread that executive producer Lorne Michaels was in danger of losing his job.
Since then, Sandler has made a few cameos on "SNL," the most recent being the 40th anniversary special in 2015.
Now, he will return to host on May 4, along with musical guest Shawn Mendes.
"We are happy to welcome Adam back to 'SNL' in what is sure to be a special night," Michaels said in a statement.
After "SNL," Sandler went on to a movie career with hits like "Billy Madison" and "The Wedding Singer." In recent years, he has been making movies exclusively for Netflix. The next one, "Murder Mystery," will premiere later this year.